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Net Worth:
$18 Million
Date of Birth:
Jul 20, 1945 (78 years old)
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Songwriter, Singer, Record producer, Bass Guitarist
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John Lodge is an English musician, singer, and songwriter who has a net worth of $18 million. John Lodge is best known as the bassist and vocalist of the band The Moody Blues.

Early Life

John Charles Lodge was born on July 20, 1945, in Erdington, Birmingham, in England. He attended Birches Green Junior School, Central Grammar School, and later went to college at the Birmingham College of Advanced Technology for engineering. His early musical influences included Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis. And at age 14, John met future bandmate Ray Thomas.

Music Career

John Lodge started out in the Birmingham music scene, but he stopped temporarily to focus on his studies. But in 1966 when the Moody Blues' original bassist Clint Warwick left the band, Lodge filled the role replacing temporary substitute bassist Rod Clarke. Lodge's distinctive falsetto and solid lead vocals proved to be a major asset to the band.

John Lodge's songwriting ability led to the creation of songs such as "Peak Hour," "Gimme a Little Somethin'," "(Evening) Time to Get Away," "House of Four Doors," "Ride My See-Saw," "Eyes of a Child," "Send Me No Wine," "Candle of Life," "To Share Our Love," "Minstrel's Song," "Tortoise and the Hare," "Emily's Song," and "Isn't Life Strange" and "Steppin' in a Slide Zone," both of which earned him an ASCAP songwriting award. Other songs included "Survival," "Nervous," "Talking Out of Turn," "Sitting at the Wheel," "Hole in the World," "It May Be a Fire," "Under My Feet," "Rock 'n' Roll Over You," "Love in on the Run," "Lean on Me (Tonight)," "Here Comes the Weekend," "Shadows on the Wall," "Magic," "Love Don't Come Easy," "Wherever You Are," "Words You Say," "Forever Now," "The Spirit of Christmas," "On This Christmas Day," and "Gemini Dream," a co-composition with Justin Hayward that won them a joint ASCAP songwriting award.

Bass player magazine had John Lodge voted as one of the top ten bass players of all time.

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Solo Artist

As a solo artist, John Lodge released the album "Blue Jays" with Justin Hayward in 1975 which reached #4 in the UK. He has also released the albums "Natural Avenue" in 1977 and "10,000 Light Years Ago" in 2015.

The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues formed in 1964 and released 16 studio albums through 2003 including the #1 albums in the UK "On the Threshold of a Dream" in 1969, "A Question of Balance" in 1970, and "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" in 1971. The Moody Blues' albums "Seventh Sojourn" in 1972 and "Long Distance Voyager" in 1981 both reached #1 in the US and Canada. Their most popular singles include "Nights in White Satin," "Go Now," "Question," and "Tuesday Afternoon." Lodge joined in 1966 after the band's first album was recorded.

Personal Life

John Lodge married his wife, Kirsten, on September 10, 1968. The couple has two children together: A daughter named Emily, for whom Lodge wrote "Emily's Song" from the 1971 Moody Blues album, "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" and a son, Kristian, who was born two years later.

Lodge has credited his faith over the years as the thing that always prevented him from falling into the dangerous side of the rock music business. He is a big supporter of Birmingham City F.C. and resides in Surrey in South East England.

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